A is for - Age: 40
B is for - Boyfriend/Girlfriend: t__m__i
C is for - Career in future: More of the same. Or best selling novelist, ha ha ha.
D is for - Dad's name: Joe (Charles Joseph Styles)
E is for - Essential item to bring to a party: Means for getting away from it, should the desire arise
F is for - Favorite song at the moment: The thing going through my head, which is not really a song, is the jingle from Spectrum International radio. Actual song, maybe The Streets vs The Futureheads-Fit But You Know It
G is for - Guy/Girls you've kissed: Is this a euphemism?
H is for - Hometown: If this means 'where I grew up' then Amersham, at the top left end of the tube map (from 4 until university). But now Abingdon and Oxford are home.
I is for - Instruments you play: Can play, clarinet and recorder plus assorted random wind instruments. Do play, nothing really. There are things far higher on my 'things to do' list which I don't do. If I have one regret in life it's not having persevered more with the Clarinet (maybe a couple more years to get Grade 8 instead of 5). Or is that just sad?
J is for - Job title(s): "Lead Developer", I think. Or maybe the vainglorious "Chief Architect", my boss suggested this, I can't remember if it ever formally changed.
K is for - Kids: 2, four legged, Nellie and Dash
L is for - Living arrangement: 4 bedroom detached house, me, Maria and aforementioned Nellie and Dash
M is for - Mum's name: Betty (Jean Elisabeth Styles nee Burgess)
N is for - Nicest body part on you: Long legs, I am told.
O is for - Overnight hospital stays: Most recent was when I was in my 2nd year of university, due to bad asthma attack. I remember 2 or 3 more before this for the same reason. I can't honestly remember when and I'm not sure anyone still alive would. This attack at university was, in a sense, a good thing since it began the process that eventually lead to my getting some decent medicine which completely supressed the symptoms. Though I think I have false memory syndrome about this, since according to the GSK website the stuff I currently use which was the first thing that worked 100% was only introduced in 1993 and I could have sworn it was earlier than this.
P is for - Phobia[s]: Being hit by meteorites. Heat death of the universe etc.
Q is for - Quote you like: "As in the thronged and the lighted ways, so in the dark and the desert they stand,
Wary and watchful all their days that their brethren's ways may be long in the land". R is for - Relationship that lasted the longest: Current / Only : 18 1/2 years and counting
S is for - Sexual position: Lithuanian Typewriter
T is for - Time you wake up everyday: varies wildly - 7 ish on work days.
U is for - Unique trait(s): Differently articulated. As I may have mentioned before, someone once asked in the yoga class what terrible thing I had wrong with me. A truely proud moment :-)
V is for - Vegetable you love: Many
W is for - Worst habit you have: Talking too loudly when excited, slouching (doing this as I write, bad penguin!)
X is for - X-rays you've had: shed loads asthma related, but none recently.
Y is for - Yummy food you make: strange mutant sushi using balsamic vinegar.
Z is for - Zodiac sign: baa